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May 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT
of the year. >> after the deficit soars to $16 billion, there's plenty of pain in governor brown's may budget revision with more cuts to help service and welfare programs and reduce pay. >>> term limits are back on the ballot. proposition 28 would change california's strict limits by reducing time in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 but allow all of that time to be served in one house. >>> why does the delta matter? there's renewed talk about a canal. >> in case you haven't heard, one of the world's most popular land marks is turning 75. we'll go behind the scenes of a public art exhibition guaranteed to make you look at the golden gate bridge at a whole new light. >> coming up next. >> belva: good evening. i'm belva davis. welcome to this week in northern california. joining me tonight on our news panel are lauren sommer from kqed's quest serious. and marisa lagos san francisco chronicle staff writer. and josh richman. bay area news political reporter. josh, is it my imagination but this seems to be one of the most brutal budgets governor brown has put before the legislature and us
May 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
are supporting brown's measure that would raise taxes to backfill the budget. >> this is part of the problem we're seeing around the state. nobody knows what's going to happen in november. especially with the governor's proposal. he's saying, hey, look, we're going to fund schools unless this doesn't pass. what you're seeing around california is districts saying, we can't live like that. a family can't live like that. we might get this money or not. >> the sad reality is that this $80 million cut over the next two years is the best case scenario. if these taxes don't pass, they are going to have to cut a week of school and more. >> yeah. >> belva: just want to get to an important report that came out. ed source. they had statistics on what the effect had been of all of these. were you surprised at the numbers? >> i was surprised at some of the numbers. what they talked about were the stressors that had been on schools. it's not just the education funds and the lack of teachers, but what they're saying is a huge increase in the number of children who are living in poverty. so as if 25% of childr
May 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
by that? >> they didn't really ban it. they just took it out of brown hands. they banned mexicans, basically. they got rid of mexican-american studies. they put all of the books that they took away from students. they boxed them and put them away. the catch-22 seems to be that anybody who's not from that ethnic studies world could teach it. but that there would be disciplinary action, as i understand it, if anyone complains about those being taught. so in essence, they've been what i call a soft banning. they're out of the picture. and -- >> but just look at the books. i brought a list of the titles. chicano, the history of the mexican civil rights movement, boxed. critical theory by delgado and stepanic, boxed. 500 year history of pictures, boxed. occupied america, boxed. rethinking columbus, the next 500 years, boxed. the oppressed, boxed. and then howard zenness, the people's history of the united states? >> he's a lefty. >> sandros cisneros, zapata's disciple, feminism is for everybody, jonathan kozel's savage inequalities, luis rodriguez is always running, by the lake of slee
May 16, 2012 12:00am PDT
people like ray charles and ruth brown and lavern baker, and they found these people. they were open to it. it is not like that anymore. tavis: they did not sign you. >> they did not. there was the place i went because paul anka, and i loved his song "diana." he was only a few months older than i, and i thought if he could do it, i could do it. and there was the hook in "diana," and i wanted to ask the producer, and he had me in and listen to my song and mcmillian the next one and the next one, and i said i do not have any more, and i got a contract. it was amazing. at 15. tavis: i have is going to say that. at 15. what did jerry and ahmed say years later about not signing you? >> they wanted to sign me later, but it was not synchronous did. much later, i recorded a couple of albums for atlantic, but they encouraged me, and they had songs that i had written or jerry handwritten. >> a very -- tavis: very courageous about your marriage is, including one that was abusive. >> yes. tavis: many i have to spend more time going back through vain carole king play list -- through the carole ki
May 29, 2012 12:30am PDT
. this one is brown. of the ones being sold on the market tends to be rectangular or square -- this one is round. people all those factors together, this is an exceedingly rare diamond, one of only two known in the world, according to christie's auction house. the other one that we know about laws to queen elizabeth. she received her diamond when she married back in 1947. cracks are diamonds really a girl's best friend? who is selling this particular martian pinnk diamond? >> we don't have a lot of details about the seller. we notice a private collector who bought the diamond back in 1976 from harry winston, the famed american diamond house. that was the year that the u.s. government sent out its first satellite to explore mars, which is the red planet. harry winston is what name did the marchant ping. i am interested in who is going to buy this -- who named it martian pink. this last year gentleman bought a very rare of blue diamond for about $9 million for his daughter. in hong kong, we have -- trying to raise perhaps a billion dollars here in hong kong. there have been buying a lot o
May 5, 2012 1:00pm PDT
governor brown is saying is that it's getting somewhat better, but we're still challenged. it's going to take years to work our way out. there's got to be a way to balance the budget and pay the bills. it's worth noting that the governor is looking ahead to having a measure on november's ballot that would boost income taxes on -- temporarily for several years on earning over a quarter of a million dollars. it would boost the state sales tax and use tax by half a cent for four years. and 89% of that would go to k-12 education, 11% would go to community colleges because these are the areas that seem so threatened. >> yosh, in relation to the governor's proposal or actually the governor's teachers proposal -- there are a lot of people besides the governor who are for this, now it appears that there may be other initiatives on the ballot, as well, too. and i think the common wisdom is that the more initiatives there are on the ballot about tax increases, the less likely it is that any one of them is going to pass. the latest one i heard about is this one that's sponsored by this rich germ
May 14, 2012 6:30pm PDT
with a female employee. >> susie: california's budget woes just got bigger, a lot bigger. governor jerry brown announced today the golden state's expected budget shortfall has ballooned to nearly $16 billion. that's almost double the budget gap at the beginning of the year. the governor is proposing $8 billion in spending cuts, including across the board pay cuts for state workers. but he says cost reductions alone won't balance the budget. he also wants a temporary tax on high income residents. fixing california is key for the u.s. economic recovery: the state represents almost 13% of the u.s. gross domestic product. while agriculture accounts for a small percentage of our g.d.p., it has a big impact on the global economy. all this week we'lbe looking at how everyone from food processors to equipment manufacturers rely on this robust sector. >> roughly two million farms in the u.s. produce everything from corn to cotton. and those products are consumed everywhere from indiana to india. demand for corn, soybeans, and meat especially from developing countries like china are driving up grain pri
May 18, 2012 6:30pm PDT
't as bad as feared. then how about brown shoes? this is a company behind famous footwear, dr. scholl's and other brands, jumping 25 percent after it raised the outlook for the year. the drop in inventory is a healthy sign the company can protect its profit margin. >> winnebago may be going private in $321 billion deal that's the offer on the table, shareholders due to get $11 per share, there is plenty of skepticism about the deal with the stock closing below that sellout price the company says it does not have enough details to call it a credible offer that came in from private equity first north street capital. >> our exchange traded fund market flash here are lower, the financial nasdaq 100, and emerging funds all falling more than one percent. that is tonight's market focus. >> coming up next week on "n.b.r.", a week long series on american -- we look at businesses ready to train and hire veterans for their next mission, the u.s. job market. now that the iraq war is over and the u.s. military involvement in afghanistan is drawing to a close that is coming up. >> the spring swoon
May 18, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. they just took it out of brown hands. they banned mexicans basically. they got rid of mexican-american studies. they put all of the books that they took away from the students, they boxed them and put them away. the catch-22 seems to be that anybody who's not from that ethnic studies world could teach it, but that there would be disciplinary action as i understand it if anyone complains about those being taught. so in essence they've been, what i call a soft-banning. they're out of the picture. >> in the interest of a fair and open discussion, we invited urrea to respond to the school district's objections to our conversation. you'll find both letters at coming up on "moyers and company," how you can help america reckon with torture. >> hi, i'm doug liman and i'm asking you to help me direct the movie "reckoning with torture," which uses the government's own documents to tell the inside story of america's torture program. >> i'm reading an excerpt from the declaration of lieutenant colonel darrel vandeveld, former lead prosecutor in the military commission case
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